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Photographer:Ian Baker [View profile]Title:IRON BARONAdded:Jul 01, 2005
Photo Category: Casualties
BHP bulk carrier(37500 tonnes) aground on Hebe Reef at the entrance to Tamar River And port of Bell Bay. On voyage from Groote Eylandt to Bell Bay with manganese ore she grounded on the night of 10-7-95 while awaiting pilot.Several attempts to refloat her failed.A large oil spill resulted.After six days she was freed, But so badly damaged she was denied entry to port.After some preparation she left under tow and was scuttled east of Flinders Island.
Vessel Identification
Name:Iron Baron
Former name(s):
- Irrawaddy (Until 1990 Feb)
- Ocean Express (Until 1989 Apr)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Bulk Carrier
Gross tonnage:21,975 tons
Summer DWT:37,557 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1985
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Gordy on Feb 15, 2012 00:00 (6 years ago)
My brother was on one of the tugs that freed this vessel, my cousin was the bosun on the ship.
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